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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Adventures in Gluten Free Cooking: Breadsticks

Every time an Olive Garden commercial comes on TV, my hubby starts to drool a little bit. The man LOVES breadsticks. Now, I would NEVER claim that these breadsticks are as good as Olive Garden's, but they work pretty well. The recipe makes a large batch, so I actually used some of the batter to make bread sticks and some to make sandwich rolls using a muffin top pan (post on that to come...)
GF Breadsticks
                                                             1-1/2 cups warm water
3 tablespoons Sugar  
2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
3 Eggs, whole
                                                                    1/4 cup olive oil 
1 cup White rice flour 
1 cup corn flour 
1 cup Potato starch
3/4 cup Tapioca flour 
1 tablespoon Xanthan gum 
1-1/2 teaspoons Salt

 While the yeast is doing it's thing, measure out all the dry ingredients into your mixer bowl. 

There was no way I could take pictures when I was piping the batter onto the cookie pan. I highly recommend using a parchment paper covered cookie sheet for these to prevent any sticking. Like I said before, this recipe makes quite a bit of batter. I made 10 large breadsticks and 6 sandwich rolls.
OK, there are 2 different methods I use to raise yeast bread 
(Option 1) Put them in a warm oven and shut the door. After 30 min remove breadsticks to preheat the oven fully to 350 degrees and then bake for 15 min. (This is what I did for these)
(Option 2) Place the breadsticks into a cold oven, turn on to 350 degrees and let cook for 25 min. 
These don't raise a ton, so either method will work just fine. 
Here are the sandwich size rolls that I made with the muffin top pan we have.
They work well for breakfast sandwiches...more on that later! 
You could brush the top of these with butter and garlic powder, or another idea to add a little more flavor would be to add Italian seasoning right into the batter. They went perfectly with our homemade spaghetti sauce and quinoa pasta for a GF Italian dinner! 


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My dad and sister have I will definitely pass this on to them!!
    Take care,

  2. Awesome! Thanks for linking up! You always share such great recipes!

  3. These sound yummy -- and a treat for those on a gluten free diet! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays. I will have to make these tasty breadsticks for my family. Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

  5. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

  6. Look delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe.

  7. Girl, you have the best gluten-free recipes! I have a friend who eats gluten free, and I am going to send her the link to your blog! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!